Haim Avitsur, Faculty (2012-13)
Trombonist Haim Avitsur has premiered over 80 new pieces encompassing a broad range of styles from solo trombone to chamber music and orchestra. Mr. Avitsur is the Trombone Professor at West Chester University School of Music (PA) and at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, NY.
From 2004-2007 Haim Avitsur was on the faculty of the University of Virginia as well as the Principal Trombonist of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 he founded the Summer Trombone Workshop, which has a US residency at Temple University, PA. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, Summer Trombone Workshop had a second residency in Taiwan. Winter STW had its first residency in 2009 at Rowan University in New Jersey.
In the ‘09-‘10 and ‘10-‘11 seasons, Haim Avitsur premiered a trombone/shofar concerto composed by Meira Warshauer with orchestras including the USC Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Philharmonic, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. Other upcoming engagements include a performance of John Mackey’s Harvest – Concerto for Trombone, with the West Chester University Wind Ensemble and a solo performance with the Dayton Philharmonic.
Haim Avitsur was the only trombonist named a 2005 and 2007 Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine. Haim Avitsur’s recent concerto CD recording, Living Breathing Earth - Music by Meira Warshaer, can be purchased HERE. Sonatas for Trombone and Piano by David Loeb, is available on the Vienna Modern Masters Label. Mr. Avitsur is a clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.